• There are a number of circumstances where care needs to be taken in the way in which claims are made for the business use of a vehicle, usually a car, which has duality of use, both business and personal. We have listed below a few issues that businesses and private car owners should be aware of.

    12th July 2013

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  • The Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his 2013 Budget speech to the House of Commons.

    He said it was a Budget that recognised that Britain was an “aspiration nation” and was for those who aspire to “own their own home, get their first job, and start their own business.”

    Here’s a summary of the headline announcements and an attachment providing greater detail of the more interesting areas can be found here.

    29th March 2013

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  • Businesses that have failed to submit their VAT returns by the due date will be targeted by HMRC this month. An estimated 50,000 businesses may be affected by this latest campaign by HMRC. Registered traders who have outstanding returns to file may find that their tax affairs will be closely scrutinised and without prior warning.

    8th March 2013

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  • On 7th January 2013 a new High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) was introduced.

    You may be liable to this new tax charge if you, or your partner, have an individual income of more than £50,000 and one of you receives Child Benefit.

    8th January 2013

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  • Although we are now at the beginning of a new calendar year we are in the last quarter of the current tax year.

    Whether you are a business person, property landlord or pay significant amounts of tax as an employed or retired person there is now a short window of opportunity to examine your likely earnings for the 2012-13 tax year, and more importantly, see what can be done to minimise those liabilities.

    4th January 2013

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